Why Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery creates a more natural shape, bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can yield profound beneﬁts for one’s appearance and self-esteem. If protruding or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery. Children are typically not addressed until they are at least 7 years of age. Many adults with prominent ears are very sensitive about them and try to hide them, but after surgery are happy to show their ears off, wearing their hair back like never before!
Specifically, ear surgery can treat:
- Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia
- Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss
- Lop ear
- Constricted ear
- “Spock” ear
- Split earlobes, including gauge earlobes
- Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery